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Captain Midnight

Dramatised by Mike Walker from Charles Dickens's novel set against the background of the anti-catholic riots of the 1780s. When young Ned Chester is set upon by a highwaymen no-one thinks that his assailant might be connected to the violent murder of his beloved Emma's father, Reuben Haredale. The murderer that night, five years ago, was assumed to be William Rudge, who has disappeared without trace, leaving his wife and son Barnaby to fend for themselves.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Aug 2017 03:00


Role Contributor
Charles DickensIain Glen
Barnaby RudgeDaniel Laurie
GripJoanna Horton
MiggsJoanna Horton
Mary RudgeHeather Craney
Captain MidnightTony Bell
Simon TappertitBryan Dick
Gabriel VardenRon Cook
Dolly VardenAmaka Okafor
Geoffrey HaredaleDavid Cann
Solomon DaisyDavid Cann
Emma HaredaleJaimi Barbakoff
John ChesterJohn MacKay
Ned ChesterHubert Burton
John WilletDavid Schofield
Joe WilletMatthew Watson
HughAshley Kumar
DirectorJeremy Mortimer
AdaptorMike Walker
AuthorCharles Dickens

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